Oct 26, 2015 01:00 am
I Peter 2:21-23, The Message "This is the kind of life you've been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. ... He never did one thing wrong, not once said anything amiss. They called Him every name in the book and He said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right."
Intercessors and messengers alike, we tend more to justify ourselves when wrongly accused, instead of patiently continuing to invite our hearers to become prepared for His coming. May we know the incredible power in standing before our accusers in silence, with a smile on our face and love in our hearts, knowing the day will come when God sets things right.
Pray that God will give power to believers to give the gospel to the Virk Jats of Punjab Province.—RR
Today's People Group
(This story is intended to illustrate the attitudes and beliefs of this people group.)
“Perhaps we have been forgotten,” elderly Sarkash told his friend, Vareek. They were sitting on stools at the edge of a small marketplace, watching people wander through the stands and tables, purchasing fruits and vegetables. Sarkash went on to say, “Perhaps this God I have read about in this New Testament Injil is not the God of the Virk Jats. Perhaps I have done something to offend this God. Or perhaps he does not exist.” Vareek sighed as Sarkash continued, “The book says…” Losing his patience, Vareek cut him off by saying, “Who is to say that the book is not full of lies?” Sarkash ended the conversation by saying, “I wish someone would come to help me understand it. I have so many questions about this book.”
The Virk Jats have the entire New Testament available to them in their language, Western Punjabi. However, they are Muslims who have doubts about the accuracy of it. There are no known followers of Christ in their community.
Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers to this waiting harvest field. Pray for mission agencies to train missionaries to share the gospel message with the Virk Jat in a culturally sensitive way. Ask God to soften hearts and draw Virk Jat elders into a relationship with God through His Son.
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MISSIONS: Pray the Lord will send passionate and courageous laborers into the harvest field